West Jordan, UT – Two men who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl and the man who pleaded guilty to filming the attack were sentenced to just four years of probation on Wednesday.
Police said the three men’s 14-year-old victim snuck out of a sleepover to meet up with the men in September of 2017 and they took her to multiple parties where she got drunk, KSL reported.
The victim’s father told police that she met the men on Snapchat, the Daily Mail reported.
She told police they went to a gas station to buy alcohol, then to a mall parking lot, then to a hookah bar, and then to a party someone’s house, according to KTVX.
The victim told officers the “last thing she remembered was leaving the party and being in the back seat of the car and one of the males was kissing her and she told him to stop.”
Investigators later obtained a video that showed the girl appearing unresponsive with her head hanging out the car window, the Daily Mail reported.
The video showed two men performing sexual acts on the 14 year old.
Police said the girl in the video had made “feeble attempts” to push the man off of her, but appeared unconscious through most of the video and “clearly cannot give consent to anything that is happening to her,” the Daily Mail reported.
On Sept. 9, 2017, police arrested 26-year-old Richard Djassera, 29-year-old Dodjim Leclair, and 24-year-old Nasouh “Nash” Albasis-Albasis on charges of aggravated kidnaping, rape, forcible sodomy, sexual exploitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of minor, and aggravated sexual assault, the Daily Mail reported.
Djassera, who is brothers with Leclair, told investigators that when he saw Leclair and Albasis having sex with the 14 year old, “he thought it was funny” and decided to film it, the Daily Mail reported.
The three men made plea deals with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office and entered them with the court on Monday, KSL reported.
Leclair and Albasis both pleaded guilty to a reduced count of rape and Djassera pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor.
Third District Judge Douglas Hogan sentenced all three men to between one and 15 years in prison, crediting them with the three-and-a-half years they spent behind bars awaiting trial, KSL reported.
Then Hogan suspended the sentences of all three men and replaced them with 48 months of probation each.
Djassera and Leclair are not in the United States legally and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will review their immigration statuses before they begin probation, according to KSL.
The judge scheduled a hearing to address restitution and probation in June.